Welcome to I-007eBooks. Below you’ll find our comprehensive library of books written by industry experts on a variety of important topics. Peer-reviewed by topic specialists, I-007eBooks are the gold standard for technical education in the circuit board industry. Download your favorite title(s) free!
"PCB design is as much art as science. While reading this book will not, itself, make you a professional PCB designer, it will help you make better decisions and trade-offs, saving time and money."
Review from Lambert Schutters, General Manager,
"We need the right tools to create the best design for the intended purpose. This book is a great introduction and guide on how to approach the process holistically."
Review from Kyle Burk, PhD, President and Director of Engineering for KBJ Engineering, LLC
"This textbook is a great addition and supplement to the first edition. It delves deeper into the science of insulated metal substrates and their useful, often overlooked, properties for proper thermal management."
Review from Binayak Shrestha, Senior Research Engineer at C-DOT
"The most important aspect in the whole design process is getting the stackup correct. This book is one such rare gem which consolidates all the information in one single place!"
Review from Gerry Partida, VP of Technology, Summit Interconnect
"Michael Gay’s book is a concise and detailed explanation of the critical materials that makes up a PCB. His thorough explanation will help any engineer, designer and fabricator understand the impact of the material selection in a PCB stackup. This book is truly a gift to the electronics industry and I thank him for sharing his knowledge with us."
Review from Joe O'Neil, Principal, OAA Ventures
"The Printed Circuit Assembler’s Guide to Solder Defects is an outstanding summary of the how’s and why’s of paste theory, defect causation and recommended best practices. This short read contains real world advice from the experts. I highly recommend it for anyone involved in the PCB Assembly process."
Review from Lee Ritchey, Founder and President, Speeding Edge
"Author Brad Griffin offers readers a very good explanation of system-level analysis of complex and high-speed electronic designs. I highly recommend this book for those who are getting started with the design of PCBs and systems that are used in data centers."
Review from Christopher St. Mars, Process Engineer, Intervala
"This book offers an accurate look at the aspects and challenges the electronics manufacturing industry faces with regards to SMT Inspection and its surrounding technology. In-depth insight on new and exciting true 3D inspection technology is provided, with a look into the future of leveraging big data management and autonomous manufacturing for a smarter factory."
Review from Marius Stepanescu, Technical Director, ICCO EMT
"The Printed Circuit Assembler's Guide to... Smart Data explains the role of data acquisition and analytics in Industry 4.0. This book provides a very good description of the main challenges of collecting and handling smart data and analyzing it in the proper way."
Review from Dr. Johannes Adam, Consultant, ADAM Research
"If you want to know what measures you can take to keep your PCB cool, you need to read this book. The technologies and manufacturing processes for thermal management are summarized and presented in a unique way.
Review from Dr. Lothar Henneken, Sr. Expert and Six Sigma Blackbelt, Robert Bosch GmbH
"A must-read for everyone who wants to deal responsibly with the subject of humidity robustness and electrochemical reliability of electronics with the now new, valid state of the art for material and process qualification.
Review from Farid Anani, VP of Operations, Computrol Inc.
"This book is a must-read for those embarking on their IIoT journey; it provides a very accurate description of preparation requirements and risks to consider and avoid, not just technologically, but also organizationally."
Review from Kelly Dack, CIT, CID+ PCB Designer, Instructor & Manufacturing Liaison
"This book explains how information embedded in a PCB design layout database can be leveraged to efficiently and dynamically output more accurate PCB design documentation."
Review from Stephen V. Chavez, IPC Designers Council
"The author shows great insight into the many details and collaboration required for creating complex PCBs as well as the most important aspect of a successful design team, in my opinion—communication."
Review from Alex Stepinski, vice president, GreenSource Fabrication
"Happy takes a textbook-style approach using easy-to-follow language. He provides step-by-step points for the DIYer, especially for making your own chemistry controllers, while providing examples from his past experiences.
Review from Dan Beaulieu, president, D.B. Management
"If you are serious about creating the best, most perfect data packages available today, do yourself a favor. Download and read this book. It’s simple—the better the package, the better the board.
Review from Happy Holden, Consulting Technical Editor, I-Connect007
"I found this book to be very educational and informative. I agree with the authors that there are many advantages to using an LMP solder paste when it comes to improving the assembly and field reliability of complex HDI structures. I was particularly interested in their look at advanced density packaging for PoP and SiP, as these are rising packaging trends."
Review from Alun Morgan, Chairman, EIPC
" A comprehensive tour through the world of thermal management. Required reading for designers and end users wishing to understand the science and practice of using insulated metal substrate materials."
Review from Mike Carano, VP of technology and business development at RBP Chemical Technology
"The definitive guide to navigating the unique challenges one faces
when fabricating RF printed circuit boards."
Review from Andy Shaughnessy
"This micro eBook should be required reading for every PCB designer or design engineer, whether novice or veteran. This book makes a great follow-up to Mentor’s previous eBook, The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to…Signal Integrity."
Review from Stephen Las Marias, Managing Editor, SMT Magazine
"To those looking to know more about conformal coatings—from fundamentals and testing, to industry standards and best practices—this micro eBook is the best starting point. Not only does this eBook provide the most important bits of information, but it also presents case studies to help you create successful conformal coating strategies for your applications."
Review from Terry Fox
"I found this to be an excellent tutorial on controlled impedance transmission lines, terminations, crosstalk, differential pair design and PDN noise, and Mentor’s virtual labs take learning to a whole new level!"
Review from Andy Kowaleski
"Martyn's book regarding the 'black art' of signal integrity in printed circuit boards hits the nail right on the head. I found his explanations to be accurate, easy to read and in enough depth to satisfy both beginners and seasoned veterans. All in all, highly recommended. And FREE is a BIG bonus."
Review from Tom Borkes, Founder, The Jefferson Project
"Mr. Fjelstad has dared to think outside the box. The result is a very readable exposition in logic, posing and answering a basic question: Why do interconnect electronics with solder? Socrates would be proud!"
Review from Rick Hartley
"This book offers the greatest benefit to design and procurement people by helping them understand what can realistically be achieved in the final product."
Review from Steve Williams
"There is something here for everyone. I highly recommend downloading this book right away!"
Review from Andy Shaughnessy
"There are plenty of PCB books available now, but not many focus on DFM. Altium’s new e-book, The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to...Design for Manufacturing (DFM), has everything you need to know to get your board ‘right the first time."
Review from Andy Shaughnessy
"This may be the single best source of info about the AS9100 certification. Easy to digest yet full of details, it’s all here: from start to finish..."